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LETTER: Reader 'disappointed' by state of Riverside Park

Reader says once-beautiful park is now covered in bird poop
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GuelphToday received the following letter to the editor from resident Marian Dishart regarding the state of Riverside Park:

I visited Riverside Park yesterday and was very disappointed.

As a child, our family would visit this park regularly for picnics and swimming.

Deciding to take a walk through the park with my dog, I was shocked. I was surrounded by geese and seagulls. There was so much bird feces that I was hard-pressed to find a place to put down a blanket for a picnic. The park actually smelled bad.

Something should be done to try and control the geese.

It’s a shame that this once beautiful park has deteriorated to a geese haven.

- Marian Dishart